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Chinese researchers find batch of new coronaviruses in bats

Chinese researchers find batch of new coronaviruses in bats

Researchers in China say they have uncovered a new batch of coronaviruses in bats that resembles the Covid-19 virus. The discoveries were made in a small region of the Yunnan province in China’s southwest. Samples were collected between May 2019 and Nov 2020. One of the 24 novel coronavirus genomes collected was the closest strain yet to Covid-19, the researchers said.

Clara
Clara
Mark Pauly
Mark Pauly 1 weeks

Makes sense to me, samples collected in May of 2019. Then samples probably were sent to the Wuhan lab and put through gain of function research with Fauci money and we know what happened after that.

Charlie
Charlie 1 weeks

Right because the Chinese government wouldn’t have their own scientists conveniently find data that supports what they’re saying right? We can’t even trust our own government why should we trust the Chinese?

Bob
Bob 1 weeks

It's amazing how this new information came to light as Dr Fauci is being called to answer for millions going to Wuhan for experimenting with COVID strains. We sure are lucky to have an impartial press. Any doubts can be eased once Chris Cuomo and Rachel Maddow report it.

Philip
Philip 1 weeks

Amazing! Only a few days after we’ve all but confirmed that Covid-19 originated and leaked out of a Chinese lab, where they were working on it. Coincidentally they happen to find new strains of it now, in wild bats down south.. What are the odds of that.

John
John 1 weeks

Because we can believe anything China says? Sure! 🤦🏻‍♂️

John W
John W 1 weeks

2012 scientific article by Fauci says gain of function research, worth risk of global pandemic. "In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic? Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario—however remote—should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision? Research on Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Influenza Virus: The Way Forward Anthony S. Fauci 2012 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3484390/ Fauchi pushing for gain of function before congress. 2012 saying worth risks. https://youtu.be/DJDUuHCucqs Peter Daszak, Whose EcoHealth Alliance Helped Send US taxpayer Money to the Wuhan Lab, Thanked Fauci For Defending China https://www.science20.com/content/peter_daszak_whose_ecohealth_alliance_helped_send_us_taxpayer_money_to_the_wuhan_lab_thanked_fauci_for_defending_china EcoHealth Alliance/ Dr. Peter Daszak Mentioned in the emails was involved in actual sars virus splicing He wrote scientific papers about how he did it. As far back as 2013 Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research Lab-made coronavirus related to SARS can infect human cells. Peter Daszak, who co-authored the 2013 paper. Daszak is president of the EcoHealth Alliance https://www.nature.com/news/engineered-bat-virus-stirs-debate-over-risky-research-%201.18787 WHO inspector has conflict of interest in Wuhan COVID probe: Prominent biologist Richard Ebright says Peter Daszak has conflict of interest in WHO and Lancet investigations of Wuhan outbreak https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4119101 Peter Daszak, put out fake propaganda claiming it could not be man made or a lab leak. On February 19, 2020, The Lancet, among the most respected and influential medical journals in the world, published a statement that roundly rejected the lab-leak hypothesis, effectively casting it as a xenophobic cousin to climate change denialism and anti-vaxxism. Signed by 27 scientists, the statement expressed “solidarity with all scientists and health professionals in China” and asserted: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” Then came the revelation that the Lancet statement was not only signed but organized by a zoologist named Peter Daszak, who has repackaged U.S. government grants and allocated them to facilities conducting gain-of-function research—among them the WIV itself. David Asher, now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, ran the State Department’s day-to-day COVID-19 origins inquiry. He said it soon became clear that “there is a huge gain-of-function bureaucracy” inside the federal government. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/the-lab-leak-theory-inside-the-fight-to-uncover-covid-19s-origins 'He told me it wasn't gain of function, but admitted it in these emails': Rand Paul says Fauci lied over US-funded research in Wuhan lab and demands he is fired https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9646995/Rand-Paul-says-Fauci-lied-funded-research-Wuhan-lab-demands-fired.html Fauci told him at a hearing last month: 'The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute' Paul claimed Fauci's emails show he was worried the NIH funded gain-of-function research as early as last February 'In his email, in the subject line, he says 'gain of function research.' He was admitting it to his private underlings seven to eight months ago,' Paul said Fauci appeared in an interview with The Donlon Report in which he defended a grant the United States had provided the Wuhan lab Fauci also admitted he 'can't guarantee everything that is going on' in the lab Fauci Reportedly Relaunched NIH Gain-of-Function Research without Consulting White House https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/fauci-reportedly-relaunched-nih-gain-of-function-research-without-consulting-white-house/

Eddie
Eddie 1 weeks

Imagine how much no one would care right now if at the beginning someone involved stood up and said it's in this lab and the US and Chinese government have been testing it for some time now. We are looking into how it got out so that never happens again and we are looking through our research to see if we can't help with a vaccine. How simple that would have been. Sure a few people would be pissed and still going after this, but much less so than now with both governments and media seemingly playing cover and lying this whole time.

Brian
Brian 1 weeks

This just in. I have discovered a new case of B.S. in this story.

FactCheckerNeil
FactCheckerNeil 1 weeks

Ah the world has been waiting to see if they find a precursor host for this virus, this could be it. Obviously, this is not evidence unless an infected animal gets into the hands of a non CCP scientist and we get the genome.

Dsavage
Dsavage 1 weeks

What a waste of everyone’s time. I literally LOL’d at this headline. Is this being written by AI or what?!? What a joke. Just more noise in the wind of a hurricane of lies and misdirection. No one trusts you anymore!! Instead of calling it “the news” we should just start calling it “the narrative”. It doesn’t matter which “side” is calling the shots. It’s all a bunch of BS. We need more sources we can trust! We need to figure out how to do our own fact checking! And we need to find a way to work together to stop the “journalists” with no integrity. Who report “from sources familiar with (the subject’s) comments”. Seriously. Stop the madness.

Minty
Minty 1 weeks

Aww sht, here we go again

ttocsick
ttocsick 1 weeks

Wtf-ever...nuke them!!!

John W
John W 1 weeks

Fauchi's own records show they sent the Wuhan lab money. Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing NIAID under Dr. Fauci Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research From 2014 to 2019 https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/fauci-wuhan-826k/ Something he lied about under oath. https://youtu.be/2MndwrOzDvo Cspan testimony. The records include a chart of NIAID funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology sent on April 21, 2020, by NIAID’s Chase Crawford to Principal Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss and other NIAID officials. The agency funds directed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology between the years 2014-2019 total $826,277. All of the projects listed in the chart are titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.” In an April 15, 2020 email marked “high” importance, Principal Deputy Director of NIH Lawrence Tabak emailed Fauci, NIH Director Francis Collins, and other NIH officials with the subject line: “HEADS UP: Wuhan lab research:” Tabak: WH has strongly embraced concerns raised by Congressman Gaetz who is publicly criticizing HHS/NIH for funding the Wuhan laboratory’s bat research. Here’s this quote from another article: “I’m disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.” [Emphasis in original] PRESS RELEASES Share JUNE 04, 2021 | JUDICIAL WATCH Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing NIAID under Dr. Fauci Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research From 2014 to 2019 (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 280 pages of documents from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that from 2014 to 2019, $826,277 was given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The documents, some of which were redacted or withheld in their entirely, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records of communications, contracts and agreements with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-00696)). The agency is only processing 300 pages records per month, which means it will take until the end of November for the records to be fully reviewed and released under FOIA. The records include a chart of NIAID funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology sent on April 21, 2020, by NIAID’s Chase Crawford to Principal Deputy Director Hugh Auchincloss and other NIAID officials. The agency funds directed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology between the years 2014-2019 total $826,277. All of the projects listed in the chart are titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.” In an April 15, 2020 email marked “high” importance, Principal Deputy Director of NIH Lawrence Tabak emailed Fauci, NIH Director Francis Collins, and other NIH officials with the subject line: “HEADS UP: Wuhan lab research:” Tabak: WH has strongly embraced concerns raised by Congressman Gaetz who is publicly criticizing HHS/NIH for funding the Wuhan laboratory’s bat research. Here’s this quote from another article: “I’m disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.” [Emphasis in original] This is a large multi-country study with Wuhan being one site. The principal investigator, Peter Daszak, is based in NY at EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. [Emphasis in original] Tabak provides details of the grant to Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, for a project titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.” Tabak continues, saying, “The 3.7M dollar figure is over 6 years to all sites which include (several in) China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. We estimate that approximately $826,300 has been spent at this site since the inception of the grant. Yearly costs appear to be about 80K/year. The grant is in year 6 of a total of 10 year.” A January 9, 2020, email exchange labeled “high” importance between NIAID Senior Scientific Advisor Dr. David Morens and Daszak details the relationship between the Fauci agency and the Wuhan Institute of Virology: Morens: Hi guys, do any of you have any inside info on this new coronavirus that isn’t yet in the public domain? Or any thoughts? Daszak: Yes – lots of information and I spoke with Erik Stemmy and Alan Embry yesterday before the news was released. Erik is my program officer on our coronavirus grant specifically focused on China…. Morens: Thanks, the excitement never ends, right? Daszak: NIAID has been funding coronavirus work in China for the past 5 years … (1R01Al110964: “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence” ). That’s now been renewed … Collaborators include Wuhan Institute of Virology (currently working on the nCoV), and Ralph Baric [of University of North Carolina].

Nickel
Nickel 1 weeks

Can you believe anything China says stop buying goods from China stop supporting the Chinese government

ReWired Ramen
ReWired Ramen 1 weeks

So… is this China announcing they could start a pandemic at least 24 more times IF they wanted to?

jennifer
jennifer 1 weeks

Bats have always carried viruses- they're mammals. And I bet ppl have eaten them for hundreds of years. All these weird animal diseases getting spread to humans in the 1900s to now. Why now suddenly? Maybe humans being stupid and careless with science, maybe massive overpopulation of humans leading to dangerous contact with wild animals? I'm a science fan but humans are stupid as hell and many scientists never stop to ask- SHOULD WE do this? This is happening at labs all over the world and the public never knows unless you get a major pandemic.

Collapse
Collapse 1 weeks

I’m personally skeptical of their findings. How do we know that they’re not covering up their tracks to avoid paying reperations for having unsanitary markets !!!

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 weeks

CGG-CGG we are not stupid we are not all English lit majors with a gender studies degree. Not zoologically possible.

nathan
nathan 1 weeks

The Chinese government is not a credible source for anything excpt lies, distortions, and propaganda.

Clayton
Clayton 1 weeks

Then leave the bats alone. Don’t eat them. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES!!!

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